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Old 27 August 2002, 07:56   #1
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Akira's awful GBA developments

The GBA is a great machine, and the saviour of 2D for us retrogaming lovers. The japanese efforts are pretty much good, as always. And as always, the western releases, in most cases, leave a LOT to be desired. In fact, they are POOP.

First example:

The Flintstones - Big Trouble In Bedrock
Conspiracy Entertainment

What the hell is this crap? With the array of colours available on a GBA screen, they make it look as flat as a Colecovision. And WHO ON EARTH! decided to use the Comic Sans font in there! Playability is zero. Downright pathetic.
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Old 27 August 2002, 07:58   #2
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International Karate Advanced
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The GBC game was quite bad compared to the C64 game, but this one is absolutely outrageous.

WHY AM I FIGHTING WITH/AGAINST PIMPS! This should be renamed to International Pimpfight Simulator Advance

More to come, I won't rest, I'll slag them all!
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Old 27 August 2002, 08:04   #3
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Does this include the ultra secret Biatch Slapping Sir Pimps-a-Lot Scene
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Old 27 August 2002, 08:06   #4
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Mary Kate and Ashley's Girls Night Out
methinks Real Games for Real Girls is the label :P

Oh PLEASE. Dance Dance Revolution is a nice dance game (if you like that kind of stuff), but what on earth is this? For REAL girls? I doubt any self-respected female would even DARE to touch this.

Please, have more respect for women, you should not dedicate such a pile of stinking poo to them. This game must be "Made in TalibanŠ", created as a punishment for the cheating wives.
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Old 27 August 2002, 08:15   #5
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Does this include the ultra secret Biatch Slapping Sir Pimps-a-Lot Scene
It should but it doesn't! If it was Pimpfight sim it would be nice.... Like in Street Fighter 2, instead of smashing the car, you would beat the living hell out of one of your hookers, and you could have the typical IK+ bonus, only with a pimp theme: instead of deflecting balls, you have to deflect lipsticks, pinheel shoes and other shite hoes might throw at your poor pimp self.

Game number four:
Razor Freestyle Scooter
Crawfish Entertainment

Oh man... Scooter? FREESTYLE? Kids, if you are into X-Games, get a skateboard or something. And the dude in the title screen surely is into the style of the extreme sports shite, isn't he? NOT. I think he's Dylan out of 90210.

This looks like Paperboy meets 720. But done all wrong. With games like Tony Hawk's on the GBA, you can be sure this one can be missed.
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Old 27 August 2002, 08:23   #6
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Shrek - Swamp Kart Speedway
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"YEAAH! Kart games work for Konami and Nintendo, so let's do our own! But wait, we have no characters to use. We don't have the Disney ones, they are for Mickey's Raceway... What do we use? OH YEAH, SHREK!

Hold on, we have no skills at all. So let's rip this Mario Kart Advance r0mz0r I downloaded from emuchina and change the GFX for Shrek ones. Oh! And let's make sure all the tracks look very fluorescent light green. That's how a swamp looks like, right? Please, do not forget to make the sprites look as bad as if we made them on Etch-a-Sketch"

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Old 27 August 2002, 08:32   #7
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Do I not like any western game? Wrong. Tony Hawk's was nice, and Lady Sia is a very enjoyable platformer! The Atari Collection r0x0rz too.

Let's wait and see how the Amiga conversions fare against the western game slagging machine, Akira


Sports Illustrated for Kids : Football
BAM! Entertainment

Least said about the game below the better. I just think all my players are well rotten zombies.
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Old 27 August 2002, 08:35   #8
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That's a very enjoyable thread... Keep sending them up, Akira!

IK+ looks completely stupid!!!

THat Razor Freestyle thing was released for PSX too. Or at least another game with a scooter.. I saw it on the guy who sells PSX pirated games in the corner of the street I live... he always have a DC and a PSX running games there I also found to be quite stupid



EDit: An idea.. try to tell us who developed and published the game when possible.
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Old 27 August 2002, 08:38   #9
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It's also interesting to notice that most games are tie-in licenses.

Sometimes it looks like things never change..
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Old 27 August 2002, 08:39   #10
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Shit, I forgot that :P
Editing...
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Old 27 August 2002, 08:41   #11
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Also put up some screenies of The Three Stooges please
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Old 27 August 2002, 08:57   #12
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is it that bad jmmijo? Didn't try it.

*downloads*
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Old 27 August 2002, 11:22   #13
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Dont forget the 'official' release of Bust-a-move. what the hell did they do to it? It just doesnt feel right..

Better to play the PD version of it that someone did that is perfect in every way..
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Old 27 August 2002, 17:27   #14
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is it that bad jmmijo? Didn't try it.

*downloads*
It's ok, much better then the C64 & PC versions IMO, but lacks the same feeling the Amiga version had Perhaps it's just me but a lot of the Cinemaware stuff looked best on the Amiga
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Old 27 August 2002, 19:15   #15
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To judge it properly, I'll have to play the Amiga game first, becasue I never did!

Then I'll post it

Bust-a-move noted, Bigbyte
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Old 29 August 2002, 07:13   #16
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Very nice thread Akira! Keep the reviews coming, luv the IK+ screenshots... that looks so lame its not funny .
I think there should be another thread that has screen shots of the kewl GBA developments, luv to see them too, I'm still deciding weather to get a GBA.
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Old 29 August 2002, 07:50   #17
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It's a great buy if you know which games not to look at.

BTW I nicked the screenshots, I didnt make them :P
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Old 31 August 2002, 13:28   #18
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The IK + game must have been made and released before Sept. 11. of last year.
As for awful, I have read horrid reviews of Mortal Kombat Advance.
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Old 31 August 2002, 19:50   #19
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This thread will be continued Fred. There are MANY shit western games for the GBA.
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Old 31 August 2002, 20:08   #20
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I read in a GBA magazine recently that Speedball2 is to be released on September 6th!! (UK). I soooooo hope this is the case
I also enquired directly to Crawfish and was told that GBA Cadaver WILL be released late next year

Whoo hoo
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